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Sports Medicine for Athletes in Santa Barbara

woman playing tennisIt’s been estimated that 90 percent of all world-class athletes utilize chiropractic as a means of preventing injuries and boosting their performance capacity. You don’t have to be a pro athlete, however, to benefit from chiropractic. Avid runners and Crossfitters, golfers, and many others can reap the rewards of chiropractic care.

Natural chiropractic care can be an effective way to address a variety of sports injuries. There are numerous potential benefits of getting regular chiropractic care for those engaging in any sport:

  • Better performance
  • Greater endurance
  • Fewer injuries
  • Better flexibility
  • Greater recovery

Common Conditions We Can Address


Sprains occur when ligament fibers are frayed as the result of a sudden and strong force. Ligament sprains generally take longer to heal due to the deep nature of a ligament and the decreased access to the blood supply.

Strains occur when a muscle or tendon is stretched or stressed beyond a certain point. This trauma causes micro tears in the structure which require about 4-6 weeks to heal. Strains often occur when the muscle or tendon is not properly warmed up before exercise.

Overuse conditions are often seen in sports medicine due to the repetitive nature of activities like running, golf, tennis, and swimming. Conditions such as tendonitis are caused by repetitive stress of the tendon which causes inflammation and pain in the area. If left untreated, the body will lay down adhesions in the tissue which can limit mobility and function of the joint.

Try Chiropractic Care

If back, neck or knee pain has sidelined you from your favorite sporting activity, we would like to help you get back in the game. Chiropractic care is a drug-free, nonsurgical form of natural health care that allows your body to experience restored function. Plus, it feels fantastic! Contact Bissell Clinic today for an appointment.
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Sports Therapy Santa Barbara, Montecito CA | (805) 565-5252